Monday, September 10, 2012

Cookies, shopping and workout songs

It was kind of a low key weekend.  So much so I'm having trouble recalling what we did.  Wait, let me check with the Mr...

Oh yeah.  I baked chocolate chip cookies for our sweet treat and I wish they had turned out more gooey.  But they were dang good dunked in some skim milk!  Then I had this cookie idea in my head this week that I wanted to give a go and they are so awesome that I can't wait to share them with you guys.  Under 100 calories yo.  I wanted these over the chocolate chips if that tells you anything.  They were so good that I stocked up on the yummy ingredient because I couldn't see not being able to whip these up on command.  I want a bed made of them and when I wake in the morning I could just eat part of it for breakfast.

I probably shouldn't have typed that.  Don't worry, the rest went to the Mr's work today.

I was wandering Sur La Table and stumbled back to my favorite section...the clearance racks and I audibly gasped when I saw this:

Problem was it wasn't marked and it was $40 originally and I'd already bought a 3 tiered dohicker for the Mr's b-day soiree next month from World Market for $20.  When he got it scanned and it was $14.99, I was all over that and the next day we returned the World Market bronze version.  I just love the rustic look of this one and it goes with the Fall theme I'm doing so, it won out.  I also saw that gorgeous smoke plate I talked about Friday and I just couldn't bring myself to pay $13 for it.  That's fine for a big ol' plate but this was for a salad plate so I'm going to wait for a sale.  I also got a french rolling pin since I remembered mine broke.  That sucks because it was a huge marble rolling pin I got for my hope chest when I was in high school from my mom and the wood handles finally exploded.  Sigh.  I also got those bamboo shelves that were in Friday's post too.  I told you they would be mine!

We did our Sunday workout early (for us) and did Turbo Fire's HIIT 25 and 30 minutes on the Total Trainer.  I got 950 cals burned off.  "Strength days" are going to be different from here on out.  No more 400 calorie minimums and no strength only.  It's gonna be like any other workout day from now on.  We used to just do strength only to ease back into the week but I think we're at the point we weren't doing ourselves any favors by doing that so here we are.  After that we took the thingy back to World Market and I got some of their old timey retro drinks for his party:
I wanted Fall colors so I got orange soda (not the Crush), cream soda, root beer and the Mr had to have grape and a lemonade so I told him I'd mark them for him so no one swiped them.  I think they'll look cute in a big ol' beverage tub with bottled waters.

We stopped by all of our grocery haunts to restock the stuff we needed until the big haul next weekend.  If you'd told me we would need a total of 3 bags of brussels sprouts to get us through a week not even a year ago I would've said you were a big ol' lie-yah.  Now that asparagus is akin to the price of gold per pound that isn't a fresh option (though the occasion frozen bag will get tossed in for good measure I'm sure), we need a good solid veggie option. I should think of adding other stuff in there too.  We're going to start sprouting cabbage balls.  Uh, let me rephrase.  Oh you know what I meant.  Picture one of those green screen body suits with ping pong balls all over it.

I'm listening to this TV music channel and The Brothers Johnson song "Stomp" is on.  It immediately makes me want to get up and do the Jane Fonda workout!  My mom's old roommate had the record taped over to cassette and I used to do it with her.  The same thing happens if I hear Our Lips are Sealed, it makes me want to do Tae Bo or Freak Out (Le Freak) by Chic makes me want to do Turbo Fire.

Well, I suppose I should make myself useful.  Yawn...or take a nap.

What did you do this weekend?  What song makes you want to do a certain workout?
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  1. Boring but far too short a weekend for me. I'm already looking forward to the next one and I haven't even gone to work one day yet.

    Sometimes I'll hear a song we used to do for Zumba and I'll want to break into a workout. Last time it happened in Safeway and I restrained myself, barely.

  2. Most of my weekends are so low-key that I have to struggle to recall what I did. They're always good though; I love the less frantic pace. Autumn arrived (but only for a few days) and I was able to get out and enjoy some cooler temps I'm not yet ready to say good bye to summer and happily for me, it's going to get a little warmer as the week progresses.

    I love your tiered tray - I want one!!

  3. What a fun,"low-key" weekend you had....and the sodas in a tub will be sweet!!! Cannot wait for the low cal cookie long ya gonna make us wait? ;)

  4. Broadway! It was on Richard Simmons sweating to the oldies. I freaking hate that song! Lol. I live love love the two tier price. I'm going to Ross today. I want something worth taking a picture of!!!!

  5. I still hear certain Zumba songs on the radio and such that make me want to do the moves (that I, somehow, still remember). *lol* Oh, and there is one song from Sweatin' to the Oldies that I still hear and want to do the routine to, but I can't remember what it is right now. *lol*

  6. I don't think I want you to post that cookie recipe. I have a problem with things that are low calorie and taste good. It makes me feel like I can eat 7,000 of them without any repercussions!

    1. We had 4 of them for breakfast Sunday after a failed waffle guilt.

  7. I'm with the others...any song that was on the original Sweatin' to the Oldies, and, for zumba, "Hips Don't Lie" and the Cupid Shuffle. And now that I've typed that last one, I'll have it stuck in my head all day. It's all your fault!

    Our weekends are almost always low-key despite our efforts to get ourselves going. We house-shopped this weekend, and that's one of my favorite activities. Have to restrain myself, though, as I have an almost visceral need to get out and garden and don't want to settle for a bad house just to be able to do that before the snow flies.

    I'm going to hurry up and bake Texas Ranger cookies (well under 100 calories) before you tempt me with something I won't be able to control, lol.

  8. Like Amber, I have a hard time eating just one of those low cal treats & hubby won't take them to work so I'm stuck with them tempting me. I like the recipes that make one serving of a cake or maybe 4 or 5 cookies.

    1. That's what halving a recipe is for. ;)

      If hubby doesn't take them to work then plenty of nursing homes really appreciate the extras.

  9. Nice find at Sur La Table, and what a price! Love the retro sodas, too. Funny how certain songs trigger an immediate response, isn't it? Whenever we go to Trader Joe's, the music makes me want to start dancing in the aisles. Can't wait for the cookie recipe! We had a full weekend--camping, going to the fair for breakfast, watching our grandson, celebrating our daughter's birthday. Yeah, that was all in one weekend; that's probably why I'm struggling to stay awake at work today, LOL!

  10. Wow! 200 lbs -- congratulations! It's been too long since I've listened to the Brothers Johnson ... Keep up the good work!!

  11. I love those retro drinks! I was eyeing them the last time I was at World Market. And we are finally getting a Sur La Table here--now we just need an IKEA and we'll be set!

    I can't wait to see the cookie recipe! Don't leave me hanging like that! :D


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